Merola Staff


Merola Opera Program Staff

Sean Waugh

Executive Director 

Tracy Grant

Director of Institutional & Individual Giving     

Mark Shattuck

Director of Finance & Administration     

Jacob Zimmer

Patron Relations Manager     

Lauren Hewitt

Artists' Services Manager     

Edith Grossman

Social Media Manager     

MonaLisa Pomarleanu

Administrative Assistant    

Cindy Ho


Kara Whittington, Whittington Enterprises, Inc. 

Marketing Consultant     

Carla Befera & Company

Public Relations Consultant  

Scott Holman

Graphic Design 

Jean Kellogg



San Francisco Opera Center Staff

Carrie-Ann Matheson

Artistic Director


Markus Beam

General Manager


Grace Owens

Opera Center Coordinator


Jack Beuttler

Production Manager





Merola operates in close artistic collaboration with San Francisco Opera but is an independent nonprofit organization. Governed by a separate Board of Directors, Merola is responsible for its own long-term financial stability and fundraising, and is grateful to the hundreds of loyal members, donors and foundations who support the Program.
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